Work scheme a ‘failure’ claim

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A BARNSLEY MP has said a new scheme has been a ‘comprehensive failure’ in getting people back to work in the town.

Michael Dugher, who represents Barnsley East, said new figures showed only 3.6 per cent of applicants to the Government’s Work Programme from the local authority area went on to get a job in a year.

Mr Dugher said: “These figures reveal the Work Programme is just not working and has been a comprehensive failure for people in Barnsley.”